Up-cycled Terra Cotta Planters!

Happy Tuesday friends,

To keep things a bit more organized I’ve decided to post every Tuesday now, that means I’ll definitely be posting every week so wish me luck since I haven’t been posting all that much.

I’ve been really busy lately working on our outdoor space and planting new things every week. I never thought I’d get into gardening, but here I am planting tomatoes and re-potting flowers every Saturday. I think at this rate, I’ll have a garden oasis on my deck in no time (definitely a future goal of mine), but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Anyway, back to the task at hand, I needed pretty pots for my new succulents and it’s hard do find something I like at a decent price. I’m very picky about design, I don’t like too many crazy prints or colors, but don’t want them to look boring either. Of course I hit up Pinterest for ideas, and I kept coming back to the rope wrapped planters as my top choice. I’m not one to follow instructions so after doing some quick scanning of a few tutorials, I noticed everyone used a hot glue gun to do it, so I didn’t bother getting anything stronger. I decided that if it doesn’t hold up outside then I can always fix it later.

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I was so eager to get started that I didn’t get a before picture, thankfully everyone knows what terra cotta pots look like.

Here’s what you need to get started:

6in Terra Cotta pot(s) and saucer(s)

Sisal rope

hot glue gun

paint (optional)

It’s a little harder to get started, and I had to go back and re-glue the end later, but once you get going it’s really easy. I started from the bottom and just dabbed a bit of glue under the rope as I was going around the pot.

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I decided to paint the bottom white, and I just used regular acrylic paint I had on hand. I painted the saucer as well because it seemed like the rope would be too difficult on such a small piece.

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Then I planted my succulents and I love how it turned out. It’s a bit rustic, but still simple and elegant. I also gave my outdoor candle a couple fresh coats of paint. It originally looked the same way, but most of the paint had chipped away. Now it’s brand new again.

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I’m also happy to report that the planters survived quite a bit of rain over the past couple  days, technically there was a roof, but the rain got to them anyway.

Thanks for stopping by,

❤ Julie


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